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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule

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This last week has been balls. I really needed to read this.

Thank you.

Thanks from me, too--much needed at the moment.

I loved Wahram's character. He was the epitome of "shut up, slow down, and THINK about things for a minute." :)

EDIT: Well, that and doing the opposite as well--DOING things rather than overthinking all the time and remaining static!

Edited at 2012-06-27 06:20 pm (UTC)

Thank you for posting this.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.
-- Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Edited at 2012-06-27 09:44 pm (UTC)

Oh, yes. This exactly.

Congratulations on the Locus wins!

I saw Billy Bragg last night at the Birchmere, and he said something very similar.

It sounded a lot like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkrCFKVrI4Y

thank you for that excerpt, and best wishes to you and pseudoiterativity!

Hmm. That's very nice, and very apropos for me right now. *adds it to the to-read mess*

I've missed you here and your writing. I think about you often because I'm learning Russian.

Thank you for posting this passage. It resonates strongly with me right now. I hope you recover soon from your ailments and come back to us.

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